A lovely piece, woven in a pattern I have not tried before, on hand-painted warp and a natural while Seasilk.
“Into the sunset” collection is woven on hand-painted mercerized cotton. This is the second time when I paint the warp after putting it on the loom. This wrap is woven with silk / baby camel weft, in natural colour and hearts weave pattern. And this beauty is 300 GSM.
I have been experimenting with painting a white warp after I put it on the loom. Here is a piece from Tabula Rasa collection, started as a white cottolin warp: And this is a piece from “Into the sunset collection”, where I aimed for a gradient transition from indigo to white:
My model was kind enough to do the two separate photo sessions, for this material.
This week we had two major snow storms. A power black-out for 14 hours, and a day and a half of workout with a snow shovel. And a series of excellent backdrops for a silk cardigan that a very skilled friend of mine knitted a year ago. I have been wearing it a lot, and … More Snow and a silk cardigan
Now you can rent a handwoven wrap from the Silky Weave! Details here: link
A beautiful off-white wrap. Woven on a white cottolin warp, with natural Supima cotton, this wrap has amazing softness and grip. Available for sale on Etsy.
The Wedding Bouquet collection turned out to be huge. Not only I am still posting pics about things woven on this warp, but I still have fabric waiting to be hemmed, washed, and photographed. To clarify the last sentence: I have fabric waiting to be hemmed; I have fabric waiting to be washed, and a … More Wedding Bouquet collection, loop #7
When you see a label on a garment “100% silk”, what does it tell you? Other than content, not much about silk grade and type. If you see something like “Mulberry silk”, is that more information? Yes, but that only talks about type of silk. What about “bourette”? This is definitely silk grade, but not … More Understanding silk
I wove this wrap on white cottolin warp, with white mercerized cotton weft. Here is the woven wrap, before its first wash: Then hand-painting: Another washing and drying cycle, and shibori comes into play. After folding, the fabric is pressed between wooden blocks. And then the dye bath, then another wash and another drying cycle. … More Tabula Rasa collection, wrap I